Farm Dinner with Chef Grant Buchanan

Everyone has a halo around their head. It’s not the Last Supper, but anytime you put a lot of people at a long table, it feels biblical, epic and like no place you’d rather be. Thank you chef Grant Buchanan, a transplanted southerner, for a splendid (farm dinner) meal with a Parisian-Longmontian touch.

Community is Everything

Matching the tablecloth at Cure Organic Farm where we are waiting for the guests to come back from touring the farm with Anne and Paul Cure. Cured Boulder has prepared some amazing summer dishes featuring Anne’s squash blossoms with burrata, her greens with a roast carrot vinaigrette and their organic pork roulade stuffed with braising greens, house ricotta and pine nuts in celebration of #slowfoodnations 

Dar Kawa: “Peggy Markel, Guest of Dar Kawa”

“She shared one of our Friday couscous in Dar Kawa and tasted our gazelle horns … We exchanged, got to know each other and discover each other’s universe. Peggy Markel is passionate. She breathes the world, cooking, cultures. She made her life. American, it is in the Mediterranean basin, North …

My Kind of Lunch

Pimiento di Padron, fried shrimp pancakes, and a big salad with those darling little gem lettuces, endive, and not just any bacon, but fried Iberico! Did you know they drink mostly beer in southern Spain??

A Window into My World

It’s a perfect spring day and I’m drinking morning tea looking down Via del Corno from my Florentine palazzo. It’s Earth Day, April 22nd, 2018 and I am reflecting on my time here on earth. I’m writing from where I am at this moment, appreciating every twist and turn.

Voilá: Our New Logo!

I was traveling in India when contemplating a new logo last year and saw these beautiful circular black and white designs on the side of buildings and houses that I felt drawn to… They were intricate and mysterious and I thought, that’s it! I want a symbol that draws you in, intriguing and beautiful. It took time, but we landed on this labyrinthine design for our new logo which signifies not only wandering but walking a purposeful path.

5280 Magazine: “Eat, Drink, Be Merry”

“Inside the kitchen of local culinary-tour maven Peggy Markel…Markel channeled the elegance and utility of natural materials typically used in kitchens in Italy, Morocco, Spain, and India into her floors (wood), walls (clay), and counters (marble). But she also incorporated functional items, like deep kitchen drawers and a farmhouse sink, …